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22 Former Instant Internet Celebs [Videos]

Watch out, Hollywood. With the progression of time, the digitalization of media, and reality TV takeover, the idea of "celebrity" has, well, broadened. From the comfort of your home, you too can become of public interest, arousing social fascination, whether it's via YouTube, Instagram, Vine, or even Twitter. It's the truth—the internet breeds stars, even if it's for 15 minutes of fame.

Continue clicking for good laughs and a blast from the past with our 22 former instant internet celebs.

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Sophia Grace Rosie (and her mute sidekick)

Nothing warms our heart more than is young girls love for Ms. Minaj. Check out those pipes. She's a born natural or the "second Nicki Minaj" as she would exclaim.

Antoine Dodson

Dodson made us check the locks twice at night with his recap of the situation that happened in his home.

Awkward Black Girl Webseries by Issa Rae
Rae tapped into a character that had never been addressed before and this web series is an absolute hit.

Keenan Cahill

Lip synching has never been more entertaining.

Bon Qui Qui

Our perceptions of Burger King have forever been changed since this viral video dropped.

William Hung

This awkward American Idol contestant became an overnight sensation, instantly - and not for his voice.

Tom from Myspace

At one point in life, just about everyone was friends with Tom Anderson. Me, you, yo mama and yo cousin, too... and 36 million others. Pioneering the trend of social networking services, we are all familiar with the white guy in a white t-shirt.

Rebecca Black

The only way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend is this suburban teen's corny but catchy tune.

Kat Stacks

Known as the rap groupie who put World Star Hip Hop on the map, the promiscuous lady put the "ho" in social media honey.

Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson
Not too sure if a chick is ratchet or not? Listen to this tune and be the judge.

Gunnar Stansson "Unforgivable" (NSFW)

The profanity used in these videos are sometimes too much. So much so, that the guy in front of the camera also breaks out of character to take a moment to laugh.

Kreayshawn

This creative wild child from the Bay has a fascination with "one big room full of bad bitches."

Spoken Reasons

This young comedian got his start on YouTube with his beyond hilarious posts.

Sweet Brown

While Mrs. Brown might not have the time, we surely (even Jay Z) do to watch this lady carry on about the fire that gave her bronchitis.

T Baby

Detriot-native, T Baby, spills the tea on just exactly how cold it is in the D.

Lil Terio

All we have to say is, "Ooh, kill em!"

Ice JJ Fish

If you're having a bad day, please watch this kid. We guarantee you will be in stitches.

Chris Crocker

Uncensored, no holds barred, Crocker outspokenness about Britney Spears is forever etched in our minds.

Gangnam Style

An international sensation that swept the globe by storm, this became an absolute trending topic. We might not comprehend what they're saying but the dance is kind of dope, don't you agree?

Soulja Girl

After watching this video we were a bit weary of taking public transportation, but we can't lie this was funny. Acting a plum fool on the Marta this troubled girl was clearly inspired by the dance raps curated by Soulja Boy.

Buffie The Body

Known for her plump postière, this southern belle has flaunted her assets in several music videos and magazines. Take notes ladies!

Andy Milonakis

Getting his start on YouTube this comedian has gone on to create and star in his own MTV and MTV2 show.

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SZA Calls For Peace While Receiving 'Rule Breaker' Award At Billboard Women In Music

SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

Scroll down to see Forbes' full list below.

Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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